Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th May 2009 20:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu When Dell announced a shift in its Linux strategy last week, accompanied by a new netbook, many wondered why Dell insisted on pre-loading Ubuntu 8.04, instead of newer versions of the popular Linux distribution such as 8.10 or 9.04. BetaNews contacted Dell about it, and Dell replied explaining their rationale behind opting for 8.04.
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RE[2]: Glad to hear it!
by daedliusswartz on Wed 20th May 2009 22:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Glad to hear it!"
daedliusswartz
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2007-05-28

Windows 7 will change that.

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RE[3]: Glad to hear it!
by phoenix on Wed 20th May 2009 22:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Glad to hear it!"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Windows 7 will change that.


Perhaps. But it's not out now, hence the use of "available" in the parent post. ;)

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RE[4]: Glad to hear it!
by timothy.crosley on Thu 21st May 2009 00:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Glad to hear it!"
timothy.crosley Member since:
2006-06-15

Yes. But it should come out soon, hence the use of 'will' in daedliusswartz's post. ;)

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RE[4]: Glad to hear it!
by gustl on Thu 21st May 2009 19:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Glad to hear it!"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

Will Microsoft sell a special version of Windows 7 for netbooks?

I ask this, because their minimum requirements for "normal" Win7 is somewhere near 15GB Hard drive, 1GB RAM and quite a fast CPU.

No doubt you can deliver a netbook which will be able to lift Win7, but it would have to have more flash memory or a microdrive inside than today's netbooks, to make it a sane choice.

It definitely would not be working with my 500 MB RAM, 1.6 GHz Atom, 8GB flash memory netbook.

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